Blogs

The Virtualization Puzzle – If Servers Were Cars

These first few weeks at GS have given me some food for thought. While I have been bombarded with TLAs and FLAs, (and some SLAs as well), most of which are new to me (I have just crawled out from under the kernel / device driver / firmware rock, you see), the constant running theme...

How ‘Make in India’ Will Work for Software Products

For long, Yoga for a balanced lifestyle and Ayurveda, a formidable contender in the alternative medicine space, have been the leading spiritual products manufactured out of India. These were well supported by educational and professional institutions and a large number of voluntary participatory groups, which gave them the early momentum and a form of an...

Moving Beyond Passwords towards OTP

Passwords are a necessary evil, and are everywhere. Many organizations still rely completely on passwords for authentication purposes. While most of us are well aware of the limitations of passwords, we rarely move beyond them. How many of us use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) provided by cloud service providers like Google for all the services we...

Conferencing for Collaboration

Let’s face it. Workplaces are becoming increasingly distributed, often geographically spread in different parts of the world. Day-to-day work related interaction among colleagues is the one area impacted most by this. If communication channels are poor and insufficient, the fabric of interaction appears to weaken, resulting in inefficient and unproductive organizations. Developing effective communication channels...

2015: The Deciding Year for WebRTC?

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without the need of either internal or external plugins. WebRTC is not exactly new, having been in existence since about 2011. Until now, however, adoption has been limited...

Women in Technology – the GS Lab Story

With all the recent focus on women in technology and the question of whether women are adequately represented in the software industry, I felt that the GS Lab experience is worth sharing. We are really proud to share that women contribute at each level in the organization, work towards its success, while building successful careers...

Emergence of Video Internet

It used to serve all text and now it serves streaming rich content. YouTube is streaming 6 billion hours of video each month. Netflix has 40 million paying streaming video subscribers, about 30 million of which are in the US. A typical non-streamer consumes about 4.5 GB a month vs 212 GB that a typical...

Powering up a Private Cloud!

With the proliferation and maturity of Cloud and Virtualization technologies, many industries and the public sector alike are coming to terms with the benefits of migration of applications to virtualized and/or cloud environments. At the same time availability of enhanced enterprise features like HA, scalability, fault-tolerance, etc. on these platforms is further propelling the conviction...